'Nurses can make a difference in diabetes services' : World Diabetes Day observed
With the theme `Nurses can make a difference in diabetes services' the World Diabetes Day was observed on 14 November 2020 with various programs across the country as elsewhere in the world. On this occasion, President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages for creating awareness among the people about diabetes.
To mark the day Diabetics Association of Bangladesh (BADAS) organized different programs. Diabetic Association of Bangladesh organized a road show (standing program on the side of the road with placards in hand) from BIRDEM to Ramna Park. Due to the Corona situation, this fancy program is observed in accordance with the health rules instead of rallies or walks.
Apart from the doctors, officers and employees of various organizations of the association, people from all walks of life took part in the program. On this Occasion, special issues of the association's own publications 'Kanti', health magazine 'Diabetes Newsletter' and special supplements were published in several newspapers. Awareness posters and leaflets were published and awareness banners, festoons were displayed during road show near BIRDEM complex and at different part of the city to signify the day.
Free diabetes screening was organized by BADAS at some important points in the city from 8am to11am. Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute (ICHRI) organized a Heart camp. Nation Healthcare Network (NHN), and Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS) also organized free diabetic camp at different centers of the capital on this occasion.
A question-answer session between selected diabetic patients and specialized physicians were also organized at BIRDEM auditorium. A virtual Discussion Meeting was organized by Diabetic Association of Bangladesh at BADAS Conference Room. The Honorable Minister incharge of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Mr. Zahid Malek, MP graced the meeting as chief guest. He delivered his speech online.
BADAS President Prof. AK Azad Khan presided over the meeting. Muhammad Sayef Uddin (Secretary General, BADAS) and Prof. MKI Quayyum Choudhury (Director General, BIRDEM) gave speech in the meeting. Mrs. Ira Dibra, Former Principal, BIRDEM Nursing College gave a presentation to focus on the importance of nursing services and how they have to play a crucial role to play in the global fight against diabetes. , Muhammad Abu Taher Khan, Secretary of BADAS conducted the meeting.
Special programs were broadcast through radio and TV on this occasion. A motivational program like Children Art competition for children was also organized by BADAS.
Affiliated associations across the country also organized various programs on the occasion. Various organizations of the association such as Nation Healthcare Network (NHN), Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS) , Ibrahim Medical College and Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute (ICHRI) organized special programs on the occasion of Day.
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